MORGAN CITY — A Franklin man whose September death has been ruled homicide was strangled with a necktie, according to a summary of his autopsy report.
Jose A. Pineiro-Perez’s cause of death was asphyxia, with the strangulation with the necktie dislocating his cervical spine and causing his neck muscles to hemorrhage, Dr. F.H. Metz Jr., the St. Mary Parish coroner, said in a summary of his Dec. 30 autopsy of the 54-year-old.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office released information in a Wednesday news release that Pineiro-Perez’s death is now being investigated as a homicide. No further details on his death have been made public.
Pineiro-Perez was pronounced dead at 3:52 p.m. Sept. 7 in his Dottie Lane home.
Warrant issued for man in home invasion
Lafayette Police issued a warrant Thursday for a New Iberia man wanted in a Wednesday home invasion in the 200 block of Dublin Circle.
Heath Christopher Boutte, 40, is accused of forcing his way into the home around 5:30 a.m. and stealing several items, including the victim’s wallet, and stealing a green 2005 Jaguar, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
Boutte was later captured on ATM surveillance images using the victim’s credit card, Mouton said.
Police are trying to identify a second man who carried out the invasion with Boutte, Mouton said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on Boutte’s whereabouts or the home invasion to call the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.
Heat lamp short sparks fire at mobile home
MILTON — Authorities said a short in a heat lamp used to protect plants was the likely source of a Wednesday night fire that caused heavy damage to an uninsured mobile home in the 1700 block of East Milton Avenue.
Firefighters from Milton, Youngsville and Broussard Volunteer Fire Departments arrived at the scene at 9:09 p.m. and were able to get the back-porch blaze under control within 15 minutes, Lafayette Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan said.
The home’s occupant told investigators he woke up to his smoke alarm and was able to escape the home safely with his dog, Trahan said.
Second man booked in meth lab probe
BAYOU VISTA — The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office made a second arrest Wednesday in a month-long investigation into suspected meth lab operations.
Jason Alfred, 37, 171 Two Sisters Court Lot 3, is being held without bail on a warrant for operating a clandestine lab after narcotics detectives began investigating his home and another on Saturn Road in early December, Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Traci Landry said.
Detectives found items consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing at both homes, Landry said.
Cole Fruge, 23, 1302 Saturn Road, was booked Dec. 17, in the investigation, Landry said.
Roommates booked on drug, weapon counts
EUNICE — Narcotics agents on Tuesday booked two roommates accused of setting up a sale of prescription pills, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Kristy Thibodeaux, 38, and Raymond D. Miller, 32, were each booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and the illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of illegal controlled dangerous substances, said Sgt. Clay Higgins, Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Thibodeaux and Miller are accused of arranging to sell Adderall at the trailer park where they were arrested, Higgins said. Agents also found a handgun inside their vehicle, Higgins said.
Both remained in jail Thursday afternoon.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Jan. 8, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
Dominick Alongi: 18, of the 1000 block of Center Street, Arabi. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and violation of uniform controlled dangerous substances law in a drug-free zone.
Denise G. Angelle: 40, of the 1300 block of Roper Drive, Scott. She was booked on interfering with a law enforcement investigation and misdemeanor battery of a police officer.
Kendelle Joseph Angelle: 37, of the 1300 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on resisting a police officer with force or violence; resisting an officer; and simple assault.
Arthur L. Arceneaux: 49, of the 200 block of Pecan Orchid Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
Adam Bodin: 31, of the 100 block of Argus Street, Milton. He was booked on hold for court.
Jarmell Damien Borel: 31, of the 500 block of Edison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies.
Paul Anthony Broussard: 51, of the 200 block of Loranger Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of municipal purposes.
Charles Broussard: 17, of the 700 block of Hellen Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Jacarl Jermaine Duncan: 30, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespassing.
Elyse Faugot: 21, of the 100 block of East Pamela Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding 11 to 15 mph above the limit.
Ladarren Jamal Francis: 33, of the 400 block of Marigold Loop, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated burglary and battery and four counts of fugitive.
Michael L. Girouard: 56, of the 300 block of Shenandoah Drive, Broussard. He was booked on municipal purposes.
Shecky Cole Hamilton: 39, of the 1000 block of Jeffery Broussard Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Matthew Hollier: 31, of the 1600 block of Deanne Highway, Church Point. He was booked on attempted theft over $50.
Blake Anthony Johnson: 28, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Jennifer Marie Johnson: 33, of the 200 block of Elm Street, St. Martinville. She was booked on three counts of misdemeanor unauthorized use of access card as theft.
Gerald Willis Leopaul: 21, of the 300 block of Ena Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft; home invasion; misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; simple criminal damage to property; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Stephen M. Miller: 34, of the 200 block of Oak Brook Boulevard, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal mischief; criminal trespassing; and felony simple criminal damage to property.
Daniel T. Moore: 27, of the 100 block of Meudon Street, Duson. He was booked on 12 counts of municipal purposes.
Mark Anthony Mouton: 47, of the 100 block of Hunter Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.
Taylor Myers: 21, of the 100 block of Edie Ann Drive, Broussard. He was booked on hold for Vermilion Parish; hold for extradition; simple battery; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Nikolas Grady Packwood: 18, of the 200 block of Antigua Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
Jacob Cody Romero: 28, of the 300 block of Little Beaver Lane, New Iberia. He was booked on eight counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Felica John Romero II: 32, of the 500 block of Hutchinson Avenue, Morse. He was booked on solicitation on an interstate highway.
Joshua Roy Sonnier: 23, of the 1400 block of Westgate Road, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics.
Jessie St. Julien Jr.: 23, of the 500 block of Pear Tree Circle, Broussard. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; felony possession of marijuana; three counts of felony theft; possession of marijuana; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling; and a warrant/bench warrant.
David Stevenson: 26, of the 100 block of Belgium Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to yield at an intersection and no driver’s license in possession.
Marlo Ann Thomas: 43, of the 200 block of Randolph Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated battery.
Cynthia Waguespack: 33, of the 4400 block of Waguespack Road, New Iberia. She was booked on parole violation.
Shawn Kalyn Weathersby: 52, of the 1000 block of Acadiana Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Dannia Marie Webster: 35, of the 200 block of East Foch Street, Lafayette. She was booked on fugitive.
Kenneth Wayne Winters: 51, of the 400 block of Heidi Circle, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things and two counts of resisting an officer.